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Kids 'N Community Foundation Donates $436,600

Grants awarded to 26 local organizations

Tuesday, 05.21.2013 / 4:30 PM ET / News
By Samantha Poulos
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Kids \'N Community Foundation Donates $436,600
RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that the Kids ‘N Community Foundation has completed its 2012-13 year of funding and has donated a total of $436,600 to 26 different children’s charitable organizations in the Triangle and North Carolina. This grant cycle brings the Foundation and team’s donation totals to $11 million in cash and in-kind services since 1997.

GOAL (Growing Opportunities and Leaders) Grants are distributed each fall to two children’s non-profit organizations that focus on the health or educational needs of underserved populations. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation introduced GOAL Grants in 2012, and two organizations, Triangle Family Services and Marbles Kids Museum, each received two-year commitments of $100,000 ($50,000 per year). In addition, InterAct of Wake County and the YMCA of the Triangle each received three-year, $150,000 commitments. In the Fall of 2013, and each Fall afterwards, two non-profits will be awarded a new three-year, $150,000 GOAL Grant.

The Foundation issued 15 Game Changer Grants during their spring grant cycle, totaling $150,000. The Game Changer Grant recipients are: Assistance League of the Triangle, Flashes of Hope, Miracle League of the Triangle, Orange County Rape Crisis Center and Voices Together at the $5,000 level; Autism Society of North Carolina, BackPack Beginnings, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate, Emily K Center and Hospice of Wake County at the $10,000 level; Children’s Flight of Hope, East Durham Children’s Initiative, North Carolina Amateur Sports, Read and Feed and Wake Education Partnership at the $15,000 level.

Future Canes Grants, awarded to seven youth hockey organizations, totaled $86,600. Future Canes Grants are provided to grow the sport of hockey throughout North Carolina, and the funds go towards scholarships and program costs to ensure that children who suffer financial restraints or disabilities are able to play ice hockey. Future Canes Grant recipients are: Carolina Lightning Hockey, Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association, Triangle Special Hockey Association, Triangle Youth Hockey of North Carolina, Wilmington Icehawks and Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association.

The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

For more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/foundation.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 NYR 72 46 19 7 219 167 99
3 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
4 NYI 74 44 25 5 226 205 93
5 PIT 73 40 22 11 202 181 91
6 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
7 WSH 73 39 24 10 212 180 88
8 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
9 BOS 73 36 25 12 193 190 84
10 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 73 31 31 11 164 186 73
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 72 26 36 10 165 199 62
15 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
16 BUF 73 20 46 7 138 245 47

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 72 14 31 -20 45
E. Staal 67 19 25 -14 44
E. Lindholm 71 16 19 -21 35
J. Skinner 67 18 12 -21 30
V. Rask 70 11 18 -13 29
R. Nash 66 8 16 -11 24
N. Gerbe 68 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 72 6 13 -4 19
A. Nestrasil 44 6 13 4 19
J. Staal 36 4 14 -9 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 18 21 5 .910 2.44
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62